Author Elizabeth Seckman Shares 18 Thoughts Defying Reason

Hi, I’m Jamie today!

Okay, not really. I’m still Elizabeth…I’m just here swapping blogs and thoughts with Jamie. You can find her on my blog today sharing 18 Reasonable Thoughts. She’s in the midst of her new book launch; I’m on the eve of mine. Defying Reason releases tomorrow! I know I’m excited. I had fun writing this book- having the mindset of a twenty-something again was refreshing. I won’t tell you many decades separate me from my twenties, but when doctors start mentioning words like perimenopause? It’s time to walk down memory lane and enjoy the scenery.
Jamie’s book is 18 Thoughts and mine is Defying Reason…soooo, I thought I’d combine the two and offer up 18 thoughts that make my brain go hmmm….
The 3 D copier. A copy machine that can spit out clothes? A gun? Can’t wrap my brain around that.
Mean people. Who wakes up and thinks, “Who can I hurt today?”
They are awesome. Probably God’s best work.
Microwave ovens. I remember what it was like to bake a pizza roll in the oven. Nuking
things is way more awesome.
Still hate it. Still don’t know why I had to learn it.
Amazing how many perfect babies are born. It’s a complicated process. If it
were a recipe I had to follow, I’d mess up at least half the time.
They see the wonder in everything; we just need to listen.
Internet shopping. I can buy just about anything and have it delivered right to your my
Watch your government in action and you’ll wish laws were made by
Fiber cookies. What a delicious idea they were.
Better than anything you’ll see in the Louvre and still completely free.
Amazing stuff. It can be used to cleanse, as transportation, as recreation. And
it can bring life. Or it can bring death.
Animal instinct. Amazing how beavers know how to build damns and birds to go south for
the winter.
We willingly give up our time, money, and sanity just to enjoy hugs and back
Those tiny little vessels are everywhere!
Still amazed how a signal turns into so much fun. No, I don’t still think people
live in the set.
From athletes to math geniuses…amazing what extraordinary things people can do.
It’s a glorious thing

The Blurb:
Jo Leigh Harper comes from a long
line of trouble-making, white trash stock.
Tanner Coulter comes from a longer
line of wealth-creating, blue blood stock.
Jo graduated college top of her
class, moving toward a future full of possibilities.
Tanner dropped out of college,
trading a law degree for drinking games and one night stands.
A family crisis
throws the rich party boy and the poor genius girl together. The attraction is
immediate, though neither one is a heart-in-the-sand-drawing believer in true
love. But as the summer sun heats up along the shores of the Outer Banks, so does the connection between them. Maybe, just maybe, they can win at love by defying reason.
Author Bio:


is a multi-published author of books for people who are believers in happily-ever-
after, true love, and stories with a bit of fun and twists with their plots.
The mother of four young men, she tackles laundry daily and is the keeper of
the kitchen. She lives along the shores of the Ohio River in West Virginia, but
dreams daily of the beach. 

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32 comments on “Author Elizabeth Seckman Shares 18 Thoughts Defying Reason

    • High fives on the world! My dad once told me (and I can’t find the physicist who said it!) that to think the world was created by chance was like thinking you could drop buckets of paint from the top of the Empire State Building and create the Mona Lisa. according to my dad, and there was no one smarter than him, the odds of even making the eyeball by accident was a statistical improbability.

  1. My algebra teacher insured us it was something we’d need in daily life (actually, my geometry one too). I wonder if they live in a different dimension. *squeel* so excited for tomorrow’s release! Congrats!

  2. I #18 #1 and #3. And I’m amazed by #14 who have the #17 to handle #6, especially when they have multiple #7. They deserve a nice getaway (bought through #8 probably) to watch #11 glisten on #12. Me, I wind up watching #16 instead, munching on popcorn made in my #4. Though #10 would probably be better for me.

    (Does that even make sense?) Great list, Elizabeth.

    • Yes, it did…but I had to make a cheat sheet. LOL. So, your brain comprehends the 3D copier. I’m not surprised. And I totally agree, pregnancy and chasing other kids brings a whole new level of exhaustion and those moms deserve to watch those sunsets on the water, though I can understand why they’d opt to just watch TV instead…save the walk. And if it were me, I’d combine the popcorn and the fiber cookie- make it a chocolate chip one. Those puppies are delicious, not to be confused with the #3…I’d never eat one of those.

  3. Awesome list. Actually, 3D printers can’t copy clothing…unless you like wearing hard plastic against your skin. (Or so that’s my understanding.) We’ve talked about getting one a couple times. =)

    • I totally agree! I think it’s hilarious how hated Michelle Obama is at my school because she took away the kids candy . . . yet Washington turns a blind eye to all the problems with the FDA and in the meantime, our food is causing heart disease and cancer . . . I say, FREE CANDY for all & the world would be a better place 🙂

  4. I love your list, although I must admit I loved algebra.

    Mean people stink and I love sunrises and sunsets. I didn’t have a microwave as a kid, so when I finally got one it was a huge relief.

  5. I love microwaves! It was such a big deal when my family could finally afford one when I was about twelve. Ever since, it’s felt like a working-class status symbol to me, along with other things I didn’t always have, like a dishwasher. I don’t understand anti-microwave people, who more often than not get their misinformation from biased pseudoscience websites. My ex-roommate was so terrified of a microwave, she seriously wanted me to keep it anywhere but the kitchen. Thankfully, she moved out before my parents gave me the old microwave from my mother’s office.

    • I remember asking my dad (he was a research chemist) about the dangers of the microwave and he assured me, unless I climb inside and turn it on, I’m fine. Well, that isn’t going to happen!
      I remember our first microwave- still don’t have a dishwasher- and am grateful for all the little things that make our lives easier.

  6. Algebra makes my brain hurt. I haven’t needed it or any of the math I took after it since I left high school.

    I am amazed by 3D printers. They seem like they can make anything. I haven’t see one in person- only on tv. Crazy!

    Best of luck to Elizabeth! Great cover. 🙂

  7. I love this list! Like you, I cannot “wrap my brain around” the thought of a 3D copier. (By the way, that sounded like a pun, which I love!)

    And, yes, pregnancy is so cool, especially considering how many things COULD go wrong but don’t! I never get over being amazed by it.

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